Bangladesh’s Reneka becomes Telenor top exec for a day

Business Desk | Published: 21:13, Oct 28,2020 | Updated: 23:00, Oct 28,2020


Grameenphone and Telenor Group have collaborated with Plan International Bangladesh to organise the #GirlsTakeover campaign on the occasion of International Day of the Girl, said a press release.

Marking the day every year, girls across the world take over leading roles in media, entertainment, business, and politics for a day to promote equality, freedom, and representation for girls and young women.

This year, three young women from Telenor Group’s operating markets in Bangladesh, Norway, and Myanmar had the opportunity to take over roles in Telenor’s group executive management.

Reneka Ahmed Antu was chosen from Bangladesh to take over a top executive position in Telenor Group.

She is majoring in anthropology and is highly enthusiastic about bringing about positive changes in society for girls and young women.

Reneka said, ‘As a girl and concerned citizen, I wish to enjoy my civic rights in a safe and protective environment. Everyone should respect females and value their contribution in both the public and private sphere. I wish to work as a young influencer in my society and shift the power relation for gender equality globally. I am grateful to Grameenphone, Telenor Group, and Plan International Bangladesh for giving me the opportunity for such an outstanding experience.’

As members of the group executive management at Telenor, the three young women virtually presented their perspectives on women in the technology sector.

The presentations highlighted both opportunities and impediments that women face in the technology sector, both in their countries and globally.

Telenor Group president and CEO Sigve Brekke committed to connecting the girls with the chief executive officers of Telenor’s telecommunication in their respective countries to share their local insights.

Brekke said, ‘This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking to three young girls to gain their perspectives on technology in their countries and globally.’

‘Lots of positive energy, but also clear evidence that we still have work to do to remove the hurdles that keep great talent from wanting to join our industry,’ added Brekke.

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